The Liturgical Home: Ascension

Posted on May 7, 2024

The Feast of the Ascension, or Ascension Day, is one of the highest feast days in the liturgical year. It is the day we remember Jesus’ bodily ascent into heaven and its profound significance. The Ascension might suggest sadness since Jesus physically left the earth. However, instead, it abounds with great joy as we celebrate…

Hymn Guide: See the Conqueror (ft. an exclusive video with Jenny & Tyler!)

Posted on May 23, 2022

“See the Conqueror” is a wonderful hymn on the Ascension of Christ. It is not widely known, but we hope to make it more popular, with God’s help!  It was written by a 19th-century English bishop named Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1855), the nephew of poet William Wordsworth. Bishop Wordsworth authored many books, including The Holy Year, a book…

Ascension Day: A Collect Reflection

Posted on May 21, 2020

Ascension Day Almighty God, whose only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven: May our hearts and minds also there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Some Collect Housekeeping Note that the ACNA collect is a bit…

The Sunday after the Ascension: A Collect Reflection

Posted on May 12, 2018

The Sunday after the Ascension O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who…

Ascension Day and the Real Absence of Christ

Posted on May 14, 2015

Ascension Day is forty days after Easter. After Jesus rose again, he spent forty days with the disciples, then, “while he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven” (Luke 24). Wait, what? Imagine the roller coaster ride the disciples went through, from their disappointment at Jesus’s death to their…